The latest FREE update for Mac and PC users as at 1 October 2012.
These downloads will update Vectorworks 2012 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2012 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2012, you must first install version 2012 and then update it to 2012 SP5 using this updater.
Vectorworks 2012 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.
Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2012” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2012.app”).
Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2012” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2012.exe”).
For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.
This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2012 SP5 update.
To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2012 SP5 updater, please visit this page.
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.
If you do not have version 2012, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]
Updater for Macintosh – 259 MB
Updater for Windows – 275 MB
If you’re a vs 2011 user, to update to the latest service pack, always “check for updates” from within your application so that you’re directed to the correct site to download the latest update for the Australian/New Zealand version.